Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ignorance and Arrogance

I don't know how FaceBook works, but here is my response to someone who tells me I am insanely stupid to support Sam Farr and Jerry Brown.

It is unedited. Sorry about that.

Kris Darch:

I posted about two guys I have known personally for pushing 40 years.

I told my Jerry Brown story. You want to let us all in on your last shrink session, or one from 25 years ago? He lives in a shitty house in Oakland. I don...'t know how much money he has, but he doesn't spend it....he works every fucking day at his job. As governor, he drove a Dodge slant-6 Valiant to work. I did, only legacy from my Irish family. He liked Linda Ronstadt, me too. He hangs at Tassajara, me too. Linda said that his taste in music was what they play in elevators...he was so focused on his job.

Sam Farr lives in a crappy house in Carmel. Yes, there are crappy houses in Carmel. His Big Sur property is a double wide trailer. He chops his own wood, fixes his own water lines and has somehow gained the respect of everyone in Big Sur...and Pebble Beach Republicans...for 3O years now.

As a young man at Big Creek, he went for a hike with the Ranch manager back to the falls. The guy had a heart attack. Sam did what he could, then threw the guy on his back and ran six miles through the brush, rocks and woods for help. I would not go back that far on Honda Mule. Sam ran it with a 220 pound guy on his back. The guy was dead from the get-go, but it did not change Sam's dedication to trying to save him. All I need to know.

Beyond that, these two guys...and Mark Stromberg at Hastings....are the smartest guys I know, and I am not a dummy. Ask either one about the relative protein content in various native versus invasive grasses and how it affects raising cattle. Have you? I have.Ask either one about COOL, and how it affects fisheries, produce and local jobs....and you will get a 45 minute lecture worthy of Harvard. Have you? I have.

I think you need to take your head out of the sand, or out of your some real work and engagement and get involved in the actual world that is around you.

Ignorance and arrogance are epidemic in America right now.

You epitomize both.

Meanwhile, anytime you are in the mood, you can drop by the Cachagua Store, bend over and kiss my rosy red rectum.

Just sayin'.


Blogger Bennie Spiedel said...

Here here.


8:34 PM  
Blogger azazl said...

Jeeze and I was just feeling cynical, disillusioned, and argumentative. Of course my fault for starting the tirade of negativity. At least you had something positive to say. Sort of. LOL.

6:31 AM  
Blogger plum said...

Thanks! This was exactly the kind of insight I needed .... and was hoping might be on your blog. As a recent transplant to CA, I don't know the inside scoop on issues and candidates.

I have figured out that Farr is one of the good guys - hard working, dedicated, smart. But I didn't know about Brown. So Thank you.

Any other candidates/ propositions you have suggestions/ opinions about??

2:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mike, great stories on both. I do know Sam's houses both in Carmel and in Big Sur, but not Jerry's house.

I've like Jerry Brown longer than I have been able to vote, and against Meg Whitman?? A no brainer, fer sure

1:19 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Love your stories, both ways! Edited or un-
Michelle (in Australia)

8:48 PM  

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